"The Imagination of Poetry and StoryTelling in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic"
“ Under African Skies
The Imagination Of Poetry & Storytelling
In the HIV/AIDS Pandemic ”
Dates: November 28th – 29th, 2008 (Workshop)
December 1st, 2008 (World Aids Day)-Main Events Day
Perched on Nairobi( The City in The Sun) we will explore topics through our work ……… Fact and Fantasy, Tradition and urban myth, the poet community and storyteller, Voice and Media, new skills and old, the individual and the environment, ourselves and the story itself.
The festival invites the attendance and involvement of people from many cultural backgrounds with professional and personal interest in performance, corporate training, writing history (oral and written), health and education, family teenage and early childhood issues.
Within the context of this exploration, the festival will work to:
Further professional development
Celebrate poetry and storytelling in performance
Re- enliven and inspire
Provide a space for sharing
Increase awareness of communities
Integrate story work with place and time
The festival attracts artists from all media, poets, performers, writers, drama specialists, musicians, dancers, visual artists and those working with story in community and business environments. There will be poetry and storytelling within the cultural contexts of groups within communities.
We come together to take part in workshops, performance and debate in 2 days of sharing.
Workshop Topics Tastes
Theater and improvisation, community based storytelling, poetry with a cause, story Medicare through biography, unlocking memories, storytelling in museums and galleries, storytelling and poetry in the corporate world, telling to children and living to tell the tale….. oral history….. storytelling, poetry and comedy.
COST: Full Registration - $ 100
Groups (Companies, NGO's, CBO's etc) - $ 200
Because of limited finances, participants are advised to fund their own travel, accommodation and meals.
CONTACT: Send your abstract to ;
Cell phone No. +254 734 327908
Abstract deadline: 30th September, 2008
POSTAL: P.O. BOX 447- 00518 Nairobi, Kenya.
The festival is hosted by Community Focus Group( CFG ), Kenya.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Nairobi, Kenya 00200